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HBR Presents: How to Stop the Cycle of Overachieving

Listen to How to Stop the Cycle of Overachieving from HBR Presents from June 22, 2020. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

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Many parts of this podcast spoke to me, particularly about the expectations to succeed and the lifelong impact of those expectations. It’s an easy listen I think you will find interesting, as well.

Many people who end up in prestigious careers choose their professions, consciously or subconsciously, in order to seek the approval of others. But that can create depression and anxiety.

Host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with author Julie Lythcott-Haims about her journey from a childhood filled with pressure to succeed, to becoming a corporate lawyer, to becoming a dean at Stanford, where she tried to guide young people into paths that truly fit them.

Continue listening to How to Stop the Cycle of Overachieving from HBR Presents from June 22, 2020. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.


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